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Design of Kelowna memorial to be revealed Wednesday

July 10, 2023  By Castanet

Details and the design of a memorial for the five men who died in the July 2021 crane collapse will be unveiled this week, with the North Okanagan Labour Council hosting an event at Kelowna’s Knowles Heritage Park (865 Bernard Avenue) on July 12 at 10 a.m.

The park has already been announced as the location of a permanent memorial for the workers — Cailen Vilness, Jared Zook, Eric Stemmer, Patrick Stemmer and Brad Zawislak. The location will also end up memorializing future workplace fatalities in Kelowna.

The Labour Council and Ecora Engineering, in partnership with the City of Kelowna and United Way BC, will unveil the designs of the crane workers memorial to the community for the first time. The United Way BC will also be launching a fundraiser to support the construction costs of the project.


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